Summerfest Announces Additional Headliners and Sound Waves Stage Themed Dance Nights for 55th Anniversary

MILWAUKEE, WI (May 3, 2023) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is excited to add more headliners to its lineup, since the initial reveal in late March, along with details of the new Sound Waves Stage, which will make its debut during the 55th anniversary of the festival, June 22-24, June 29-July 1, and July 6-8.

Summerfest’s 55th lineup now includes Ne-Yo, WALK THE MOON, Dylan Scott, Digable Planets, Steven Adler of Guns ‘N Roses, The Bar-Kays, Easy Star All-Stars, Kari Faux, Emo Night Brooklyn, and many more (see full list below).

Summerfest also recently announced A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Trippie Redd, and Kia Rap Princess on Saturday, July 1 at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater. Tickets for that show go on sale this Friday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. at and in person at the American Family Insurance Box Office, and include admission to Summerfest the day of the concert.

Sound Waves Stage will be located in the former World Soundstage, near the Summerfest Mid Gate. It features local Milwaukee area DJ’s along with an enhanced sound and lights experience. Sound Waves curated theme dance nights include Retro 80’s Dance Party, New Wave Hip-Hop, EMO Takeover, Baila Reggaetón and more. For details and the Sound Waves Stage daily lineup visit

Additional Summerfest 55 headliners – Hotel California/A Salute to the Eagles, Gene Woods and the Soul Alliance, Stangelove – The Depeche Mode Experience, Willy Porter, Jupiter & Okwess, Husbands, Chicago Blues SuperSession, Letdown., GALXARA, Kirstie Kraus, La Sra. Tomasa, Bandits on the Run, Levi Riggs, The Steepwater Band, Browns Crew, Argonaut & Wasp, The Honest Heart Collective, Monica Giraldo, Desmond Jones, Leilani Kilgore, RAYVEN, SIAS, Mayyadda, Kwaj, Crocodyle, NilexNile, Phillip-Michael Scales, Balkun Brothers, The Keystones, Mike Mangione, The Orphan The Poet, Porcupine, Diet Lite, Caravanchela, RJ Griffith, Bad Skin.

To view the festival lineup and more information visit

Summerfest, produced by the nonprofit organization Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., is an independent and national music festival.

About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance
Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is one of the most iconic celebrations of music in America, hosting the industry’s biggest acts for an unforgettable live music experience. Since its inception in 1968, Summerfest continues to distinguish itself as a premier national music festival and has developed an unrivaled reputation, consistently featuring hundreds of performances across 12 stages, throughout the 75-acre festival grounds along Lake Michigan. Summerfest takes place in downtown Milwaukee, WI, which was recently named as one of the top 25 Best Places to Visit in 2023 by National Geographic. Summerfest 2023 is June 22-24, June 29-July 1, and July 6-8.

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., producer of Summerfest, continues to fulfill its nonprofit mission of bringing the community together and providing a showcase for performing arts, activities, and recreation to the public, through music and special events.

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